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wa- -v-- THE DEAN OF LLANDAFF ON GAMBLING. In a sermon on gambling preached by the Rev. Dr Vaughan, Dean of Llandaff, at the Temple Church, he pointed out that gambling was one of the things which, if carried to excess, was terrible in its consequences. When they thought of the fraud, of the temptation, of the misery to which gambling led, of the blows it struck at the hearts of parents, they would see it was a thing which lent itself rhetoric and something higher. The question was quite capable of discussionâwhether the thing was wrong in itself or only wrong in its abuse. Was it wrong to play, for example, in the billiard saloon for such sums as one's companions could afford to lose ? Was it wrong to play with an old friend or parent, whose evening would lose its accustomed gentle excitement if deprived of his pastime ? There was one thing,âthe money one possessed was not his own. He would have to give a strict account of its expenditure. No man was rich enough to be extravagant, and the spending of a shilling upon a game of chance was an attempt to draw that amount from the possession of one who would have to give an account of his stewardship. In view, at least, of the misery and demoralisation of gambling, of the ruin brought to thousands of homes and millions of lives, Christians had one of those evils which voluntary combination might do much to counteract. There could not be two opinions as to the prevalence of gambling-there might be as to its sinfulness. Therefore, the example and precept of Christians should be directed to diminsh the evil.

MR. BALFOUR AND WALES.

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